|Taking your kitten home
This can be a very exciting time for you, but can be an unsettling time for your kitten. Make sure you allow time to settle your kitten in to their new surroundings, and try to keep things fairly quiet and relaxed while they find their feet.
● Show your kitten where they will eat and drink, and offer a small meal and fresh drinking water.
● Make sure to show your kitten where the litter tray is. Place the kitten in the litter tray and scratch their front paws gently in the litter (your kitten is fully litter trained and will want to be clean in your home too!).
● Clean the litter tray daily, as cats will often find an alternative place if they consider the tray to be too dirty.
● Try not to site the litter tray and the food bowls too closely, cats are very fussy with their hygiene and this could result in your kitten not eating at all.
● It is a good idea to have a bed ready for your kitten. A cardboard box with a blanket is a cheap solution, or a suitable pet bed.
Your kitten will want to have a look around her new home, and will probably meow as she investigates. If you have other pets, it is advisable to introduce them to the newcomer under supervision, and don't expect them to be best of friends straight away - give them time.
If there are squabbles between the new kitten and your existing pets, a good solution is to ignore bad behaviour and praise any good behaviour from all of them. This will allow them all to not feel pressured for their behaviour while they get used to one another.